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Member postings for Paul Johnson 4

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Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
24/09/2019 05:40:19

Hi Graham

It's a off cut taken from the fuz, if you look back in the forum you will see I used it for blending in the fuz to wing.

Thread: The Warbirds Replicas Macchi C.202 is Landing!
08/09/2019 06:46:54

Hi Brian,

Thanks for sharing that, having achieved that is a real feather in your cap. The best thing about these forums is where we have an opportunity to learn from others knowledge, experience and innovation. I discovered and especially appreciate how much extra effort that involves.

Looking forward to the final pictures of the Mk2.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
18/08/2019 06:53:01

Hi Graham,

I won't post the build on this thread as I would hope others who got Richard's kit will still add to it and it would not be right. I have some pictures and if I decide to post them I'll start a new one. I just wanted people to realise how much effort Richard put into his kits in comparison to what else is available. When l start a project I look for all the info on plans/kits available. I have always wanted a Corsair, the plans I chose were the Brian Taylor 61.5" and a short kit of laser cut parts. I think if I had started with this project I may have given up and just bought a foamy. I would have more chance of solving rubik's cube....... but I will prevail......!wink



Edited By Paul Johnson 4 on 18/08/2019 06:58:29

17/08/2019 10:30:22

Hi Richard,

Been progressing the corsair and now I appreciate the effort you put in as a kit manufacturer. The plans although good still lack a bit of information. This I will overcome but cross referencing the info there. The short kit has the major items there but it leaves a lot to be desired, the tail plane has the front ribs but the elevator ribs are an afterthought and way short of the correct number and size and have nothing to do with it the plans. The rudder ribs have only 8 cut 4 per side whereas the plan shows 8 per side.

This is not insurmountable but frustrating that we as modellers turn to the industry that boasts a excellent service.

No wonder you filled that gap with your designs and you deserve a big thanks for all your efforts.

I think myself lucky in starting out in kit building with one of your designs.

The Bf109 build, even with the fact I had the first prototype proved how much was included.

When you finally leave by the' slip out the back door' as you have put it the industry will have a huge gap.

17/07/2019 10:27:47

Thanks guys,

Graham she does have an as3x receiver but the gyro is currently switched off. I am making a few adjustments to the elevator though, needs a little more throw and need to make sure the flaps are asynchronous, Aha...that explains why Richard was leaning to one side whilst adjusting the trim. I'll try to get another session with Richard and Glynn, Glynn has been getting first class at aerial photography.

16/07/2019 11:53:24

It was because the sun was hot really..wink

16/07/2019 11:34:25

Well had a little time to off this week so had to make the most of the a hand from Richard (he did the hard work) The 109 had her first flight. We had an issue with the prop vibrating and didn't do the spinner any favours but when the spinner parted company Richard brought her in nicely... he was sweating slightly cheeky. Glad he was there. Anyway for your pleasure a low pass before the spinner departed.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 110 club.
13/07/2019 21:54:38

Hi Graham,

Yes I did notice, easier than you think once you have a go eh!

No I haven't flown her yet. Work has got in the way. I am hoping to rectify that very soon. I will add when she flies.

13/07/2019 20:35:07

smiley looking good.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Spitfire LF mk IXc
14/04/2019 15:37:05

Nice flight Dick, good landing too. Did remind me of that song 'you picked a nice to leave me loose wheel...'

26/03/2019 18:37:01
Posted by RICHARD WILLS on 26/03/2019 17:25:07:

I went to Duxford last week with Phill my kit cutter and we watched their two seat Spitfire doing a continual bout of 20 minute pleasure flights ......


What didn't drop in for a coffee ?

26/03/2019 18:32:40

Really nice job Dick, a build to be proud of.

Thread: Warbird Replicas Bf 109 club.
15/03/2019 10:42:09
Posted by Glynn on 15/03/2019 00:05:36:


Many thanks for all your input at our club last night, There has been lots of posts on our facebook page on how the lads really enjoyed the evening. I was at Richards today getting the 190's legs sorted out in hope to stopping it nosing over, so I will be continuing your excellent work on ageing the Fokker. Once again many thanks to you and Richard from the lads at CMFA.


It's was a pleasure mate.... oh did you finish the other wing??? cheeky

15/03/2019 10:41:01
Posted by Graham R on 14/03/2019 21:10:56:

Hi Paul, I have been applying the weathering technique to the 110. I will get some photos soon. Going back to the 109 were the wing flaps centre or bottomed hinged. If they are centred I guess you just gently round off the bottom of the l/e.

Sorry Graham... they are bottom hinged and pinned..!

14/03/2019 20:14:00

Hi Graham,

I'm fine thanks. I used the same hinges that Richard put in the kits. They were pinned with cocktails sticks. Then covered.

I had a nice evening with Richard at his club on Wednesday. He invited me to bring the 109 as he gave a session on weathering and paneling. It was interesting to see how his club colleagues began to realise just how easy it is. I don't think Glynn was too impressed with me using his FW190 as a Guinea pig, he liked how it looked.... but... I only did one wing to show the difference. I wonder if he has finished the other side yet?

06/03/2019 18:18:26
Posted by RICHARD WILLS on 06/03/2019 15:40:43:

Paul , did you say Clam Day ?

Clam Day ?

Is that an episode of Sponge Bob that I've missed ?

Watch it you... my I remind you of a exhaust with no hole in it...!cheeky

06/03/2019 13:35:46
Posted by gillyg1 on 06/03/2019 12:49:50:

Glynn, are these AS3X units , (excuse my ignorance), stand alone gyros, if so would they work with futaba? I know speccy recievers some have it built in gyros, guess this would be away of eliminating ""fish tailing" ?? Being an old fashioned modeller don't do new fangled electronics very well.i


The Spektrum receivers have to be set up remotely using a blue tooth 'dongle' (gismo that plugs into the receiver) and connected via a phone app. Or by a laptop and seperate usb lead. (all Extras to the receiver).

So unless you have a reasonable understanding of the system you will find it daunting.

( I'm an electronic engineer by trade cheeky and I had to go through it quite a few time to get it all talking to the app and receivers, then you have to test during flight to set up the feedback gains, this can be done remotely on the Spektrum Tx's with telemetry)

Still interested? Don't want to put you off if you fancy a go but do do some research before outlaying for one as they are expensive.

Oh by the way they do work really well though as Glynn said.

06/03/2019 13:25:04
Posted by Glynn on 06/03/2019 11:59:52:


I have two AS3X standalone units, your more than welcome to use one. I had one in Tigger and it was better at flying than I was, they are just sat on my shelf doing nothing.

Thanks for the Kind offer Glynn,

All my warbirds from Richard have the Spektrum AS3X 7 channel receivers in already.

Being switchable from the TX it's nice to have if the wind decides to have a go..!

P.S. anyone know what a clam day looks like lately?

05/03/2019 20:52:16

Looking good. Decided on a colour scheme yet?

25/02/2019 13:18:13
Posted by parridav on 24/02/2019 19:12:49:

Paul, I've really enjoyed following your build, and am in process of building mine. My question is what side and down thrust, if any, do you have on your model?


I have none on mine. No doubt this will spark some debates wink

I have yet to maiden her so have as yet no feedback for you.

In my case downthrust, tends to have more prevalence to high wing aircraft.

Side thrust again can be added by washers or mixing rudder to throttle...

Or by a AS3X receiver.... it's got heading hold....laugh

I'll let you know how I get on when she gets maidened..

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